Margie Dana

Margie Dana

Company Details:
118 Arlington Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-730-5951
Fax: 617-731-8022

I’ve been a writer my whole life, and I’m just lucky to have found a career that lets me use this skill. If you ask someone in printing or print buying to name a leading writer in the field, chances are good my name will come up. I’ve been writing about the relationship between printers and their customers since the mid ‘90s.

When I started my own business in 1997, I wanted to find ways to improve communications between printers and their customers. To promote my new company, I started a weekly newsletter – and still publish it today. My Print Tips newsletter is read by 5,000 people worldwide. I’m still writing it!

Speech! Speech!

For 15 years I’ve delivered presentations all over the US. Two of the most exciting places in which I’ve spoken are the U.K. and (ready for this?) New Zealand. I love giving presentations to audiences large and small. Check out my Speaking page for more information.

An Event Dynamo

When I realized that a local association of print buyers would fill a need, Boston Print Buyers (BPB) was born. I produced bimonthly dinner meetings for a long time. Then I was encouraged to produce a full-blown conference, complete with exhibitors, booths and concurrent sessions. To serve print buyers everywhere, I renamed the group Print Buyers International (PBI), and we were off! We held our first five conferences in greater Boston. Then we held a conference in the Midwest. We held our last two conferences at McCormick Place in Chicago, when we co-located with Graph Expo.

Doing More of What I Love

After our 7th annual PBI conference in 2012, I decided to return to writing. I love marketing communications. With my extensive background in print buying and the print industry, it hit me: It’s the perfect time to help the industry improve its content to attract customers and build communities.

I’m a marketing communications strategist with a specialty in printing and print buying. I’m as comfortable working in social media as I am in conventional media. One of my chief skills is writing content, though I bring a lot more depth and experience to the table. I’ve done loads of direct mail, presentations, webinars, email marketing, event promotion, and converting technical copy into language that laypeople can understand.

Now I’m on a mission to help clients build customer communities through carefully crafted content. I can’t wait.

Margie Dana and John Zarwan Launch New Study: How Do Print Buyers Work with the Paper Industry?

July 23, 2014
From Margie Dana
Print Buyers International to Host Event in Chicago on May 19

Print Buyers International to Host Event in Chicago on May 19

July 22, 2014
From Margie Dana
Early Birds Catch Discounts on 7th Annual Print & Media Conference

Early Birds Catch Discounts on 7th Annual Print & Media Conference

July 23, 2012
From Margie Dana Greets College Crowd, Print Pros and "Girls Who Print" Next Week

April 2, 2012
From Supports Print Buyers International as Patron Sponsor

August 2, 2011

PBI Releases Speaker Roster for 6th Annual Print & Media Conference

July 19, 2011
From Margie Dana

Who Buys Print Anymore? You Do!

Print Buyer Program Offers Full Slate